Cyclones Enact Pandemic Voluntary Suspension For Upcoming Season And Plan 2021-2022 Return To Play
The Cincinnati Cyclones have announced that the team will opt out of competition for the 2020-2021 season as part of the ECHL’s Covid-19 Voluntary Suspension policy. The safety and health of Cyclones players, staff, and fans has always been a top priority. The team fully plans to return to play for the 2021-2022 season.
The state of Ohio has implemented very strict social distancing guidelines as a result of the current pandemic; with only 300 people allowed into Heritage Bank Center including players, coaches, vendors and fans, thus making it financially not possible to ice a team at this time. As an organization whose business successes are rooted in ticket and sponsorship revenue, these restrictions have warranted the need to suspend this season.
“After much consideration and discussion, we have decided it is in the best interest of our players, fans, and the organization as a whole to opt out of the 2020-2021 ECHL season,” said Cyclones Governor Ray Harris. “This decision was not taken lightly but we feel it is the proper resolution for all involved. Our organization will continue to be active in our community as we look to contribute via new and unique outlets. We will also continue our work as part of the Cincinnati Cyclones Foundation and strengthen youth hockey in the Cincinnati area.”
Season ticket holders can expect communication from their Account Executive in the coming weeks to discuss options and incentives moving into the 2021-2022 season.